Collingwood out as Morgan gets Bangladesh Test call
Paul Collingwood has been ruled out of England’s two-Test series
against Bangladesh with a shoulder injury, it was announced on Sunday.
But batsman Eoin Morgan, who played in the side captained by
Collingwood that last Sunday won the World Twenty20 final against
Australia in Barbados, has been called up into a 12-man Test squad for
the Bangladesh series opener, which starts at the Middlesex
left-hander’s Lord’s home ground on Thursday.
Meanwhile England fast bowler Stuart Broad will miss the series in
order to undergo a “strengthening programme”. Collingwood’s absence has
created room in the Test squad for 23-year-old former Ireland batsman
Morgan, although South Africa-born Jonathan Trott also remains in
For middle-order batsman Collingwood, a mainstay of England’s team
across all three formats — Tests, one-dayers and Twenty20 — a left
shoulder injury sustained during the World Twenty20 will give him a
break from the international treadmill.
“Paul will undergo a period of rehabilitation for a shoulder injury
and has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh,” England
national selector Geoff Miller said.
England Test squad
Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen,
Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wkt), Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan,
James Anderson, Steven Finn, Ajmal Shahzad.